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but what's wonderful for the most part we don't have to create much. lost many informal book groups whether i filluated with an institution -- a affiliated with an institution. we offer free sets of books to those groups to borrow, and also we have a new program called one bay one book in which we are encouraging all book groups in the bay area should they be interested in exploring a single book this year. >> so michael, as an artist, as a writer, as a novelist, just to sort of ask a big basic question, why do we write. why do we read. >> why do we read, why do we write? >> that is big question. i've grown up of course with words. there's always in my home, books were always there. i can't even imagine life without reading. of course it's just a form of self-expression obviously. for writers it's a funny thing because, you know, everybody wants to express themselves, but actually writing a book is a huge job. it's a job of discipline. you have to sit down every day, and you have to work every day as if you were going to the office, and yet, there is something so fundamentally real and pure
on the aspect of things more than the spiritual or the formal aspect. and, don't get me wrong, has provided us a tremendous advantage for scientific achievement. they have been outstanding and we're reaping the benefits all the time, treatment for cancer and heart disease and what not. these are very good thing. but nevertheless, if you just think about illness and disease purely in material terms, you miss part of the picture. because we -- we're not just mature beings and molecules and what not floating around. there's an organizing principle. and the organizing principle is the soul. it's the soul that gives us this thing called human beings. and if you think of a human person as mattered informed by soul, it gives you a different understanding and different perspective how to approach disease, we should apply times and the fruits assigned to the treatment of people. but it means that the approach, particular whether i it comes to a -- particularly when it comes to a crisis or illness, it needs to keep in mind that we're not just dealing with a mechanic structure, like a car mechanic. and h
have only been going for one year. we don't know exactly what it will look like. we know that we are growing because of word-of-mouth. >> yes. >> and with the holiday season and with cuts, we don't know what that will look like. >> you came here from italy, right? >> from brazil. >> okay. >> i got involved with the food pantry at st. james episcopal church because there is a large need. and there is hunger. and there is violence. one thing i have seen in our program is the fact that, we are breaking the cycle of hunger. we have issues of ethnic groups. and it is a lot of the same different groups coming together and trying to communicate. i was just telling a story of a group of latinos who volunteer at the food pantry. they learned the names of food in cantonese so they can communicate. that is a beautiful sign of trying to reach to other people. it is informative for the volunteers as well. >> that is true. i just met both of you a few minutes ago. i heard you say that you came here to graduate from berkeley. >> yes. oakland is the perfect place to be. >> that is great
that is option of returning home and they do. some don't because that's where their traffickers are because they are afraid for their own lives and their families. they can choose to stay here. there are a number of organizations that provide services, mental health, legal services, job training. >> if we google trafficking are we going to find enough information. do you have a website? >> i would suggest the poly polaris project. they are collecting data and resources and have contacts across the nation. no matter where you are in the country. it's a great place to say, how do i get some help and what do you know what's happening in my state. >> does it go back to slavery? >> it goes long before slavery. it's considered slavery because people are held against their will and forced and can be abused, killed, anything. >> we are coming back on mosaic. it's trafficking. >>> plead guiltywelcome back to mosaic. we are talking about an evil around us. we are here with sister mary who is deeply involved in trying to rid the world of this awful thing. how is it for you? is it tiring? >> it's exhau
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